Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole takes listeners on a musical odyssey of traditional music from little-known French enclaves of “old upper Louisiana,” around Vincennes IN to the Missouri Ozarks. Recipient of numerous Fellowship and Humanities Awards,...Read More
Blue Horizon is a meeting of the old and the new. Taking some of Lee Murdock’s carefully researched traditional tunes, and giving them a new, and sometimes quirky, contemporary sound, has always been Lee Murdock’s musical mission. The trio is comprised of some of Chicagoland’s...Read More
Growing up to the sounds of the Grand Ole Opry, Dennis Stroughmatt was born into country music. Friends have joked that Ray Price was his vocal coach. Hearing Ray Price’s Cherokee Cowboys booming through the stereo speakers made him want to sing and dance. He dreamed of one day...Read More
Considered a master of American roots music, Scott Ainslie brings a wealth of personal and musical history to the stage. With engaging stories he provides historical context for a repertoire of Delta Blues and ragtime guitar, gospel, and music of the banjo and fiddle traditions...Read More
Extraordinary Arts and Humanities experiences, in live folk music and storytelling.
Traditional Music, Historical Interpretation, Original, Americana, Spirituals, Creole, Musical Virtuousity, Storytelling, and more. All top-tier in their respective genre.
Coloring our niche in The Folk Arts with a broad brush, we offer to your stage and upon these pages a passionate group of musicians, writers, and artists whose work is a reflection of our shared history, our diversity, and creativity.